Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The City of DeKalb is accepting proposals for 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Services Funding for non-profit agencies.   Proposals that are consistent with the City’s Consolidated Plan and meet the community objectives of the Community Development Block Grant are requested.

Projects must be designed to increase current public services or offer a new public service that promotes independent living and self-sufficiency for homeless individuals and families, the elderly, survivors of domestic violence, at-risk children/youth, people of low income, and people with disabilities.   All projects are required to meet a minimum of one Consolidated Plan Objective and one HUD National Objective.  A list of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan Objectives and HUD National Objectives are included in the application materials along with other application requirements.

Proposals are due by 5:00 PM on January 8, 2021.  Proposals can be mailed or dropped off at the Community Development Department, 164 East Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL 60115.  Proposals that are mailed must be received by the date and time listed above.

Due to the limited amount of available funds, the City focuses on funding a limited number of projects that result in documented impact.  Proposals should include not only the number of the people to be served, but also the impact and outcome of the services provided.   All projects must verify the income of program participants to ensure they meet HUD guidelines, or document that they will provide services in a limited area where more than 51% of the total population is of low to moderate income.  Applications for funding must document compliance with this requirement.   The City has designated a Target Area for services that covers the Annie Glidden North Neighborhood.  Applications for proposed services to this area will be given special consideration.

The City of DeKalb is proud to partner with our community providers to enhance the level of services for the citizens of DeKalb.  We look forward to working with you to enhance the independence and self-sufficiency of our residents.

CDBG 2021 RFP Forms

CDBG 2021 Instructions to Accompany RFP

Blank Fillable W9 Form

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The Five-Year Consolidated Plan is developed by the City to set goals and priorities for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reviews and approves all plans. If significant changes to the plan are necessary, an amendment is also submitted and approved.

Prior to the beginning of each grant year, the City develops a CDBG Annual Action Plan, which HUD reviews and approves. After the end of each program year, the City submits to HUD a Comprehensive Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER), providing data on the previous year’s program activities and distributions.

CDBG YearPlansReports
272020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan Substantial Amendment #1

262019 Annual Action Plan
2019 Amended Annual Action Plan

252018 Amended Annual Action Plan
DRAFT 2018 CAPER
242017 Plan2017 CAPER
232016 Plan2016 CAPER
222015 Plan*2015 CAPER
212014 Plan2014 CAPER
202013 Plan2013 CAPER
192012 Plan2012 CAPER
182011 Plan2011 CAPER

*The Five-Year Consolidated Plan includes the Action Plan for the first year of the period.

To learn more information about other CDBG grantees, communities throughout Illinois, the United States, and its territories visit the HUD Exchange page for plans and reports.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Community Services Coordinator Joanne Rouse at 815-748-2366.